Friday, May 22nd, last day of school. Noon dismissal
Swather Families -
Our school year is quickly coming to an end in a few short weeks. I would like to take this opportunity to thank students and parents for a great year. It has been a year of learning and growth. Thanks for your patience and support in this new opportunity. Hesston Elementary is a great place to be.
Our fourth graders have begun the transition process to the Middle School. Seventh graders from Hesston Middle School met their fourth grade buddies at the end of April. As students met their buddies for the first time, they completed “Get to Know You” activities and asked questions to ease their apprehensions. On May 4, the fourth grade students will walk to HMS to eat lunch with their buddy and get a glimpse of what middle school is really like. The school counselors did an excellent job of making this transition a positive experience for all students. Fourth grade parents and students are invited to attend an open house and information night at Hesston Middle School on May 4th at 6:00 p.m. This meeting will be informative as it relates to the opportunities and activities of middle school life for your student.
Hesston Elementary welcomed 55 prospective students to Kindergarten Round-Up on April 13, 2015. It was fun to see these eager children ready to start their educational experience. Students and parents were introduced to school personnel, and visited the kindergarten classrooms to experience what a fun place HES will be.
Students in third and fourth grades completed the Kansas State Assessments in math, reading, writing, and science. These tests were centered on the Kansas College and Career Readiness Standards. Students and teachers worked diligently to complete the assessments and their patience and best effort was appreciated.
Class placements for the 2015-2016 school year will begin soon. If you have questions or concerns regarding placement, please call the office to schedule an appointment with me prior to May 29. There are many factors carefully considered by our team before a child is placed in a specific classroom. Therefore, individual teacher requests will not be taken. We are dedicated to meeting the educational, social, and emotional needs of each child and will address issues affecting your child.
HES Site Council is looking for three new members. This is a two year commitment supporting HES’s School Improvement efforts. The Site Council meets five times throughout the school year to discuss school initiatives, student achievement, and building needs. We thank Mark Miller, Abbie Fuqua, and Becky Vogt for their service to the HES Site Council the last two years.
With the warm weather this spring, more students are riding their bikes to school. Please remind your child to wear his/her bike helmet and practice bike safety. Also, talk to your child about not riding his/her bike/scooter up the alley on the west side of the building. This is a bus loading zone and it is too difficult for the buses to maneuver around children on bikes. They are also difficult to be seen in the morning sun.
Thank you parents for supporting your child(ren) throughout the year with reading, math facts, and positive affirmations. Your tireless efforts and motivation make a difference in the success of your child. Have a great summer and I look forward to next year.